22.) The advice I’d give to somebody that’s silently struggling is, you don’t have to live that way. You don’t have to struggle in silence. You can be un-silent. And you can live well with a mental health condition, as long as you open up to somebody about it, because it’s really important you share your experience with people so that you can get the help that you need.
23.) Never underestimate the pain of a person, because, in all honesty, everyone is struggling. Just some people are better at hiding it than others.
24.) You are so brave and quiet, I forget you are suffering.
25.) Mental health is an important topic and should be discussed more frequently. It’s not “attention-seeking”.
26.) This feeling will pass. The fear is real but the danger is not.
27.) There isn’t anybody out there who doesn’t have a mental health issue, whether it’s depression, anxiety, or how to cope with relationships. Having OCD is not an embarrassment anymore – for me. Just know that there is help and your life could be better if you go out and seek help.
28.) Don’t let the mental images of what’s “supposed to be”, take away your right to “just be”. Always remember that.
C. JoyBell C.
29.) Diseases of the mind can be more torturous than the diseases of the body.
30.) Mental health and sobriety are not a straight line, and ‘Drag Race’ is a family, and we support our family members through anything.
31.) It was the way they had exploited his schizophrenia to their advantage, wielding it to maim a man who was already mentally crippled.
Vivian Barz, Forgotten Bones
32.) What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.
33.) Don’t let your struggle become your identity.
34.) The only journey is the journey within.
Rainer Maria Rilke
35.) I have never seen battles quite as terrifyingly beautiful as the ones I fight when my mind splinters and races, to swallow me into my own madness, again.
Nicole Lyons, Hush
36.) If you are broken, you do not have to stay broken.
37.) Some of the most comforting words in the universe are ‘me too.’ That moment when you find out that your struggle is also someone else’s struggle, that you’re not alone, and that others have been down the same road.
38.) Nobody can save you but yourself, and you’re worth saving. It’s a war not easily won, but if anything is worth winning then this is it.
39.) The experience I have had is that once you start talking about [experiencing a mental health struggle], you realize that actually you’re part of quite a big club.
40.) Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.